After Losing The EFL Cup Final, What Are The Chances Of Chelsea Winning The Champions League?
The Champions League of the UEFA returns after yet another season for those sports betting Tanzania, with 2022 marking the 67th tournament of Europe’s Premier Club. This article is designed to track the movement of all teams, especially Chelsea, with some interesting longshots.
Currently, the winning odds are most in favor of Manchester City, at +225, with Chelsea sitting in 5th place at +800. Upon the initial legs of the round 16, odds have reduced for the likes of PSG and Liverpool from +1000 to +725 and +500 to +335, respectively, and have plummeted for Manchester United from +1700 to +1800.
Upon bringing Lille into the round, the odds for the Chelsea team have reduced from +1000 to +725 in the previous week to after the tie. Unfortunately, the top three favorites remain in the hands of Liverpool, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich. In the past, they were the winners of the 2020/2021 season. Across a five-year run where a Spanish club managed to secure the title, a side for the EPL has now claimed victory in 2 of the last 3 years, with Chelsea holding 2 wins in the past 10.
All 15 of the highest favored teams for the opening odds hail from one of the five big leagues of Europe. Outside of these five, Ajax are in 16th place with starting odds of +6600. The last time this occurred was when Porto, a side for Portugal, won the Champions League during the 2003/2004 season.
According to the best sports analysts, Chelsea only has a 10% probability of retaining the crown for the Champions League. These predictions are based on raw statistical analysis coming in from FiveThirtyEight, a technical tool that utilizes match data to ascertain the outcome of global football competitions.
Chelsea is set to play a return leg on Lille on March 16. During the first leg, Chelsea managed to completely brush the French champions aside in a draw match taking place at Stamford Bridge in which Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz scored a 2-0 victory in the western part of London.
The Red Devils now have better odds to victory in their participation in the Champions League since the 2007/2008 season, in which they managed to topple Chelsea in a memorable conclusion.
Across all the English clubs, their challenges are next to nothing in comparison to what Manchester United must face.
On the other hand, the side of Pep Guardiola are taking things one step further than in the previous season in which they lost a critical finals match against Chelsea.
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